October 2011 Current Events: U.S. News

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Here are the key events in U. S. news for the month of October 2011.

  • Month-long Occupy Wall Street Movement Continues to Grow (Oct. 17): Occupy Wall Street, which began a month ago as an organized protest in New York's financial district, has grown to other cities across the U.S., including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Occupy Wall Street defines itself as a group of activists who stand against corporate greed, social inequality, and the disproportion between the rich and poor. Some organizers have said that the idea is to mirror the protests earlier this year in Egypt, Israel, and Spain.

  • Cardinals Beat Rangers to Win World Series (Oct. 28): The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 6–2 in game seven to win the World Series. It is the Cardinals' 11th championship, the most of any National League team. It is the second straight World Series defeat for the Texas Rangers.

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